MONTEREY COUNTY — The candidate filing period for elective offices up in the Nov. 8 General Election opened July 18. Candidate forms must be completed and submitted by the 5 p.m. deadline on Friday, Aug. 12. Any candidates seeking municipal office will file with their City Clerk. Official nomination documents will be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays during the filing period at the Monterey County Elections Department, 1441 Schilling Place – North Building, in Salinas. Interested candidates can schedule an appointment via email at [email protected] or by phone at 831-796-1499. For more information, visit montereycountyelections.us.


GREENFIELD — National Night Out in Greenfield is planned for Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Greenfield Village Park, where there will be free hotdogs, music, dancing and more. New this year is a coloring contest for youth ages 17 and under. Download the Nat the Knight coloring sheet on the Greenfield Police Department’s Facebook page at facebook.com/greenfieldcapolice or stop by the police station at 599 El Camino Real to pick up a copy. Submissions must be turned into the GPD office by Friday, July 29, at 4:30 p.m. and include the contestant’s full name, birthday and phone number on the back of the sheet. Judges will select a winner based on creativity and inspiration of community and police relationships. The winner will be announced at National Night Out, and contestants must be present to win.


SOLEDAD — City of Soledad is applying for funding to install 3,500 water meters to local utility customers. The new smart meters will help residents save water with more accurate readings and real-time tracking. The City is seeking community feedback about the proposed project via a short survey at surveymonkey.com/r/BQG59NG.

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Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.


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